Swiftships Delivers M / V C/Wanderer To Co-Mar Offshore Corporation

The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships, Inc. Co-Mar also has 11 vessels under construction at this time.

The two MTU 12V331TC71 main engines coupled with a 2.5:1 ZF BW 455 reduction gear provided the C/Wanderer with a sea trial speed of 23 knots. Auxiliary engines consist of two 3-71 Detroit Diesels which drive 30-kw generators.

S w i f t s h i p s ' project engineer Calvin LeLeux said of the USCGapproved craft: "Anyone in need of a tough, all-purpose boat should really consider this type. We designed it for versatile use, maximum maneuverability and solid speed." The 65-foot by 18-foot cargo deck is approved for a 90-longton cargo capacity. Carrying 4,550 gallons of fuel, C/Wanderer also holds 3,500 gallons of transferable potable water, 1,000 gallons of ships potable water, and 14,620 gallons of drill water. It has quarters to house a five-man crew in addition to being able to transport 47 passengers. Year-round comfort is maintained by airconditioning and heating throughout.

Electronics, supplied and installed by Bibbins & Rice, include a Furuno FR-711 radar; a TI- 9900 loran by Texas Instruments; two radiotelephones, a TRM SSB and an MRT-55 VHF, both by Drake, and a Danforth 654C compass.

The propellers, supplied by Columbian, are 42-foot by 38-foot four-blade, bronze. The C/Wanderer has a beam of 25 feet and draws 5.5 feet fully loaded. The craft comes fully equipped with firefighting capabilities and lifesaving gear.

Co-Mar Offshore Corporation has placed the C/Wanderer into the drilling operations along the Gulf of Mexico.

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